2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 12
Four Oilers will be representing their country at the annual tournament as we provide daily updates on their progress
We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!
We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2014 NHL Draft prospect Leon Draisaitl, who is playing for Germany.
Top draft prospect Leon Draisaitl tallied three points for Germany but the Americans would hold on to win 5-4 at the 2014 IIHF World Championships.
Draisaitl scored his first goal of the tournament at 15:13 of the second period to tie the game at three. He’d record two assists in the game as well.
Johnny Gaudreau gave USA the 4-3 lead at 2:24 of the third period and Justin Abdelkader put them up by two at 15:44.
Germany would close the gap to one at 18:03 of the final frame with a goal by Tobias Rieder but that’s as close as they’d get as the Americans would slip away with the narrow victory.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry played 15:17 and recorded an assist in the win for the Americans.
Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal for Canada with under 10 minutes remaining in the game to lift his team to a 3-2 win over Norway.
Anders Bastiansen put Norway up 1-0 13:05 into the opening period on the power play.
Ward answered with a power-play goal of his own at 3:36 of the second period to tie the game at one.
Mads Hansen and Mark Scheifele traded goals in that middle frame as well to send the game to the third period tied 2-2.
Ward buried the game-winning goal at 10:43 of the third period, courtesy of a nice pass by Jonathan Huberdeau from behind the net.
In a battle between two Edmonton Oilers defencemen, Martin Marincin and Slovakia would reign supreme with a 4-3 win over Philip Larsen and Denmark.
Tomas Tatar opened the scoring at 14:41 for Slovakia. He would score his second goal of the game and fourth of the tournament at 14:17 of the final period, which gave Slovakia a 4-2 lead.
Denmark would pull within one at 14:25 but that would close out the scoring as Slovakia would take the one-goal decision.
Marincin finished the game +2, having played 23:36 and chipping in a shot on goal. Larsen played a whopping 26:49 for Denmark and finished the game -2 with two shots on goal.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com